Thomas V. Zachary (USN-ret.)
SKILLS Motivated, results-driven manager with 25+ years of safety experience in many fields with proven
success that can take any company to a “World Class” safety culture in a short time, utilizing my skills
in Training, Occupational Safety & Health, Environmental, Risk Management, HACCP, GMP, SQF,
Title V, RCRA, SARA,Tier II, SPCC, SWPPP, OSHA Compliance, ISO 14001, DOT and, 5S.
August 2015 to Present Tandus-Centiva (TARKETT) Dalton, GA
Manager, Environmental, Health and Safety
Responsible for the safety efforts of 6 facilities in Dalton, 1 in Calhoun and 1 in Truro, NS.
Received the President’s Award for highest reduction of incident rate of 27 facilities within Tarkett North America, 2016 ad 2017
WCM safety pillar leader. Managing the step processes and have completed step 5 of 7.
Aligned all plant managers with a new strategic process for safety, to focus on unity at all facilities and doing autonomous safety activities.
Lowered the TRIR to 0.79 from 9.96 using aggressive training for hourly, supervisor and plant managers in hazard recognition, OSHA compliance and SMAT’s (safety management training systems) along with risk assessments on all job related activities. Leading to “ZERO” IR culture.
Organized and implemented a computer based training learning system, setup at all facilities for scheduled training for all 1156 employees.
Managed the MOC program for all safety, environmental and contractor activities tracking progress of all projects.
Teamed with our wellness provider to implement a pre-shift stretching program, ergonomics review and assessments, health fairs and blood drives to better educate our employees for a healthier personal strategy.
Systems leader for the strategic 2020 environmental goal of “zero” energy, water and landfill waste by the year 2020.
March 2014 to
August 2015 Risk Management Partners Suwanee, GA
Sr. Risk Manager
Provides risk management and workers compensation services to a variety of companies, throughout North America and Mexico for over 250 clients assessing and correcting general industry, medical, food manufacturing, construction, corrugated sheeting, environmental and DOT issues, by reviewing and developing programs to fit their needs as well as conducting mock OSHA inspections to help bring out weaknesses and fix them immediately. Develop and implement site specific HSE programs, training and KPI’s for each individual client. Also provides CPR/AED/1st Aid and Defensive Driver Training.
Kerry Ingredients Calhoun, GA
March 2010 to
March 2014 Meat/Coating Business Unit Safety/Continuous Improvement Manager
Board member on the Kerry Global Safety/Environmental Sustainability Initiative regarding, energy, waste, recycling and production in reaching the 12% reduction goal in use and waste set for 2013.
Leading the efforts for coordinating and implementing a new “safety culture” within the 2 new facilities I have attained. Formed action teams to address safety, environmental and ergonomics issues and gaining employee buy in. Total employee count: 650.
Managed Title V permitting, Tier II, TSCA reporting criteria for all 3 facilities.
Provide risk management engineering and continuous improvement leadership, ideas and training to all supervisors through OSHA 10 Hr. instruction.
Received the “Presidents Gold Award” for 2011, 2012, 2013 for Zero accidents, Zero lost time and Zero Workers comp costs for the past 3 years.
Managed safety/training of 88 employees, Worker’s Compensation oversight and the facilities sanitation program.
Implemented new safety training program utilizing the ALCHEMY training system, 1st facility to do so within the 136 Kerry facilities.
Received the Chairman’s award for safety compliance, Workers Compensation cost reduction and best overall compensable rate (6.9 to 0.0 for 2011), by using risk and hazard analysis and vigorous hands on training.
Reached a milestone for “zero” accidents for this facility of 1 year in March 2011. First time this has been achieved at this facility.
Project manager assistant for the $7,000,000 addition of a new production line that was up, in running before the November 2011 deadline.
September 2008 to
October 2009 Southeastern US Insurance – Workers Compensation Insurer Atlanta, GA
Senior Risk Manager, CWCP – Company became Insolvent 10/23/09
Provided risk management, safety, training and loss control services for 44 companies with a total of over 3,000 employees. This including; Automotive, Aeronautical, Boards of Education, Churches, Construction, Governments – Cities/Counties, Healthcare, Food Service, Manufacturing, Textiles, Transportation, Mining and Staffing Agencies.
Review best hiring practices to assist in hiring the best personnel, implement safety training and OSHA/MSHA & EPA compliance programs to enhance facility needs with risk analysis .
Assist in development of a Return-to-Work program for injured employees, thus reducing overall cost to employer.
Assist in specific OSHA training and certification of a broad spectrum of topics, including forklifts, material handling, machine guarding, ergonomics, HAZCOM, confined spaces, overhead cranes, BBP, PPE, Lockout-Tagout and food service safety etc.
June 2007 to
July 2008 The Imperial Group- Tier I Heavy Truck Manufacturing Portland, TN
Corporate EH & S Manager –Position eliminated due to economy downturn.
Spearheaded the writing and implementing a new safety/environmental culture for 9 facilities in 5 states. Including: TS 16949, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001. Completed within 9 months of implementation cycle.
Directed and oversaw the clean-up and disposal of contaminated ground and ground water from a nickel contamination from the chrome operation facility, worked with TOSHA during this mitigation to lessen the overall fine from $2,700,000 to less than $750,000.
Co-directed the start-up of a new transit bus manufacturing facility in Anniston, AL. Worked with local hiring agencies and the State of Alabama to start 6 week Certified Welder training program at no cost to the Company. Facilitated and directed the use of 100 ton cranes for movement of bus frames. Hired all CWI’s for the process as well as acquiring welding machines and equipment.
Oct 2005 to
June 2007 PolyOne Corporation-Ink/Plastisol Manufacturing Kennesaw, GA
Environmental Safety-Health/Security Manager
Managed 28 Occupational Safety & Health programs for 180 personnel
Responsible for chemical safety and hazardous waste management. Responsible for Tier II & SARA reporting as well as Title V and wastewater reporting.
Developed 80 training programs to enhance employee competencies, and help
strengthened professional skills.
Implemented new LEAN Quality/Safety Standards and Procedures to ensure quality, quantity and cost were in line of goals set by management.
Implemented an aggressive environmental recycling program to limit amount of trash going to the landfill. 85% of all the trash generated is incinerated, and all metal is recycled.
July 2004 to Calhoun Plastics & Chemicals Calhoun, GA
Production Manager/Transportation Manager
Responsible for formulating, testing and packaging liquid vinyl products.
Maintained a fleet of 8 tractor/trailers, and coordinated deliveries to over 100 customers in 15 states.
April 2003 to Springs Industries, Decorative Floors Div. Dalton, GA
Manager Safety and Training- Position eliminated due to down sizing.
Reduced the Accident recordable rate by 62% from 2002 by utilizing training and communication venues to bridge the language barrier of employees.
Responsible for safety training for 511 personnel.
Reduced the Compensable Rate from 8.55 in 2002 to 1.90 in 2003, using varying methods of needs and task analysis and a rigorous training curriculum.
Began the initial analysis for the VPP and STAR program.
April 1983 to United States Navy – Maintenance/Material Control Officer, Aviation Safety Manager and
April 2003 Radiation Safety Officer
Education Columbia Southern University BS Occupational Safety & Health